Obscure Cultural Reference of the Day

Last night, as the events of last night’s ill-fated attempt to frame Gary Windass for robbery played out, David and Joe are watching a movie on TV. Joe’s comments confirm that the movie in question was 1975’s Dog Day Afternoon. The film, about a bank robbery that went wrong, starred Al Pacino and John Cazale, both of whom starred in The Godfather. Joe noted that it was a mistake to rob a bank with “Fredo”, the screw-up Corleone son from the latter film. The reference is lost on David.

Dog Day Afternoon was based on the true story of a man who robs a bank to pay for his male lover’s sex change. It was generally well received.

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Former Maritimer living in the suburbs of Montreal.
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2 Responses to Obscure Cultural Reference of the Day

  1. haili says:

    I loved both those movies but forgot the name of the actor who played Fredo – who was the loser of the family.

    • Mary Prankster says:

      That’s what IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) is for! ;-} Many’s the night that site has allowed me to fall asleep sooner, especially as “old-timer’s disease” is starting to take hold. I no longer have to lie awake with unanswered questions! (Well, not THOSE sorts of questions anyway! Things like why Mrs. Windass stays with that loser -whole other subject!)

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